Making Of...
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About Last Night Behind The Scenes

About Last Night Picture
...Keeping their relationship going...
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1986 Teen Drama movie starring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi et al.
Contributed by: Per C. Halling
Originally, "About Last Night" was to be made with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers! No way!), but after John Belushi asked his brother James Belushi, (who had actually starred in the original broadway version) about the role, James Belushi asked that he did not want John to take the part because Jim didn't want to be compared with his brother.
Contributed by: Mandy Syland
During the scene where they break up at the apartment, the last line Rob Lowe says about not loving her anymore was improvised as Demi was having trouble crying. The line actually reduced her to real tears.
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Principal photography began on October 21st 1985 and wrapped on December 23rd of the same year.
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The name of the movie was changed to "About Last Night" prior to release when the major TV networks warned that they would never air a movie that had 'perversity' in the title.
Contributed by: Andy
Mother's, the bar that is the central watering hole throughout the film, is actually a downstairs bar in Chicago. They only used the actual front entrance and built a special bar set for the movie that makes it look like its at street level. I visited the actual Mother's on a business trip in 1989.
Contributed by: Stephanie
Phoebe Cates auditioned for the role of Debbie, which later went to Demi Moore.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
Contributed by: Ann Leysen
There are two versions of the movie 'About Last Night'. The regular version we all know and love and a censored version of the movie for TV. Changes in the cut version are as follows: (1) When Dan and Bernie are in their office, they talk and suddenly their boss enters the room. They pretend to be on the phone. In the normal version they give him the finger, in the censored version the make fun of him by putting their thumb against their nose and waving their fingers. (2) While Dan and Debbie make love to Bob Seger's 'Living inside my heart' in the normal version, they throw an American football to each other in the censored version. (3) When Debbie moves out of the appartment she shares with Joan, they seperate the pieces. After Joan asks 'Can Debbie come by on tuesday night', Danny says 'Haha, that's funny, why don't you take this thing and shove it up your a*** in the normal version. In the censored version he says 'Haha, that's funny, why don't you take this thing and shove it up your throat'.
Contributed by: Dana
In the normal version, they walk into the kitchen naked, but in the censored version, they are wearing robes.
About Last Night